IGP dismisses 9 policemen for spearheading planned strike

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the dismissal of nine policemen for allegedly spearheading a planned strike by members of the Nigeria Police over poor conditions of service.

Those affected are two inspectors, five sergeants and two constables.

A police signal issued by the Commissioner of Police Provost, Force headquarters, Abuja, said the men were dismissed from service following their orderly room trial for planning and coordinating a strike within the ranks and file of the police.

The offenders were said to have been identified and subsequently arrested after their telephone calls were tracked.

The wireless message which was addressed to various state police commands read, “Be informed that following the conclusion of the orderly room proceedings of the under mentioned inspectors, rank and file for the offences of discreditable conduct, improper conduct, breach of confidence, to wit: planning, organising, coordinating industrial strike within the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force; the Inspector-General has approved the dismissal from service of the following: AP/No. 245800 – Insp Nanoll Lamak; AP/ NP 287568 – Insp Amos Nagurah; F/No. 271367 – Sgt Onoja Onuche; F/No. 442680 – Sgt Franklin Agughalau; F/No. 495378 – Sgt Emmanuel Isah F/No. 508168 – Sgt Adesina Ismail; F/No. 508282 – Sgt Osoteku Ademola; F/No. 525839 – Police Constable Ehighamhen Favour Ebele and F/No. 528222 – Police Constable Ubong Inem.